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How to change the way people plan for change so their organisations are future ready and resilient.


Jennifer Bryan, Director of Change and Leadership at ABChange Consultancy


Joint event with Business Change specialist group and London Central, North and South Branches and Consultancy specialist group.

6:15pm to 6:30pm - Business Change SG Hybrid AGM

6:30pm - Hybrid event begins
8:00pm - Presentation ends. Networking with refreshments for those attending at BCS London
9:00pm - Event ends


Purpose: To put people into the heart of decision making for change

Aim: To change the way people plan for change so their organisations are future ready and resilient.

A McKinsey report states that in 1958, the lifespan of organisations on the S&P (Standard & Poor Index) was 60 years, now it is 12; and in 2027, 75% of organisations listed on S&P will no longer exist.

This clearly illustrates the imperative for organisations to change and adapt or die. The degree of complexity and uncertainty will continue to increase making leading change tricky and feel bewildering, particularly when faced with so many unknowns.

The global pandemic has taught us the critical need to plan for change differently. Using a holistic leadership approach allows for the application of different lenses in the context of change, thus giving us a flexibility in our leadership styles to adapt to changing environments.

Afterall, we want our people and businesses to not simply survive but to thrive and grow. In this session, we will be looking at how we can navigate a new landscape, define the next futures for organisations, work and the workplace, and lead our people through this change.

Foresight and leadership frameworks will be introduced to ensure the organisation’s “greatest asset” is paid proper attention by marrying the personal and change task together.

About the speaker

Jennifer Bryan

Jennifer Bryan is a published author, TEDx speaker and Managing Director of Change and Leadership, who has worked with over 40 different organisations across multiple industries. She is also a Vice President of the ACMP (Association of Change Management Professionals) UK. She believes in helping people - in whatever capacity she can - by making sure people are thought of first, last and throughout change projects and programmes. She has developed a holistic approach to change and created a unique leading change framework, the ABChange Model and uses her commercial insight to help lead people in change.

Jennifer is author of "Leading People in Change – A practical guide (Feb 2021)", contributing chapter author in "Managing Change During Unprecedented Times" (May 2023), book review on "Elemental Change: Making stuff happen when nothing stands still by Neil Usher" in Corporate Real Estate Journal vol. 11.1, regular writer of industry journal articles in Workplace Insight Magazine and AshleyKate HR News, peer reviewed articles "Successfully Managing Change in the Workplace" in Corporate Real Estate Journal vol. 8.1 (Oct 2018), "Journey of Leadership in the Workplace" in iCroner (Sept 2014) and "Lead Behaviour" in Coaching at Work (Jul 2012).

Jennifer has been interviewed by multiple industry podcasts, is a TEDx speaker and has presented at several conferences including Women in Technology Global Conference (2022-23), University of Reading Henley Business School of Management Conference and Alumni masterclasses (2020-23), Association of Change Management Professionals (Global and UK), and Loughborough University, to name a few.

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This event is brought to you by: BCS London Central branch, BCS London North branch, BCS London South branch, BCS Consultancy specialist group and BCS Business Change specialist group

Hybrid event: Do you walk or talk people centric change for success?
Date and time
Tuesday 30 January, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor, 25 Copthall Avenue
This event is sold out